During these unusual times, I seem to be thinking more and more about food. And eating more of it than is usual. Must be the incipient boredom.
Sunday evening we had leftovers. I dug around in the freezer to examine what was in all those plastic tubs. Was there anything that would be enough for two? Was there anything that both of us would fancy eating?
One of the tubs had venison casserole written on the lid so that was duly defrosted ready for supper. On opening the lid, I discovered the contents had only 4 small pieces of meat left; the rest was the thick broth. So, I opened a tin of butter beans and added that to the mix. Then I thought about perhaps cooking some potatoes to go with it, so I scrubbed two spuds and cut them into thick slices, added a tablespoon of olive oil, some mixed seeds and dried herbs and gave it all a good shake, then cooked them in the oven while the venison and bean mix was reheating.
Perhaps I overdid it.
Sounds delicious to me. I bet Peregrine wolfed it down with venison gravy dribbling down his chin. Did he belch contentedly at the end? That's when you know you have made a good dinner.ReplyDelete
Ah, I see your little spy camera is still working YP. It is rather worrying that you can see everything that happens here at JayCee Towers.Delete
Not only that. It is all recorded. I have got some footage that is "too salacious for public consumption" according to YouTube.Delete
We love the fridge/freezer lucky dip nights. Especially interesting are the unmarked ingredients that once defrosted have to be used.ReplyDelete
Oh yes. The best ones are marked beef stew but when defrosted turn out to be poached pears.Delete
When I cook I am told I use every utensil in the kitchen. I make enough for an army. When I win the lottery I am going to live in Wetherspoon's.ReplyDelete
Af least you do cook though. P can only do sardines on toast.Delete
Bowls in our freezer are a bit of a lucky dip. You made that sound delicious. You should have given it some fancy french name.ReplyDelete
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Cassoulet a la haricotDelete
Ooh la laDelete
Odd how much better cassoulet a la haricot sounds than just a few bits of venison remaining.ReplyDelete
Or bean stew!Delete
My problem is remembering early enough to think about what I'm going to have for dinner if it's coming out of the freezer.ReplyDelete
I usually take something out the night before and put it in the fridge to defrost. P always asks me at breakfast what are we having tonight? He likes to anticipate the evening's meal all day long!Delete
Did you end up with leftovers of the leftovers? That happens to me a lot!ReplyDelete
Well, I did have to save most of the potatoes for the next day. We managed to eat the casserole as I wasn't keen on putting it back in the 'fridge and reheating it again!Delete
Sounded lovely ..... I’ve been making a lot of soup during lockdown ...... I chuck everything in, including pasta .... when we eat it the next day it’s more like a pasta dish not soup ! I love the sound of all the recipes you do .... wish you were my neighbour ! XXXXReplyDelete
Ah, thanks Jacqueline. I am a chuck everything in type of cook too. My pressure cooker is great as I can throw in whatever is available and it is usually done in around 20 minutes!Delete
It sounds lovely but you never said what it tasted it like! Good, I am assuming...ReplyDelete
It was very tasty so no hardship finishing it all off xDelete
Oh the Russian roulette we play with those unnamed freezer treasures! I find I'm getting myself enthusiastically into the whole food thing in lockdown, and enjoying working with what I have to hand and there's always leftovers to make a soup or a bubble and squeak eh. Hubs took out an unnamed yesterday, turned out to be an extra pork, sage and apricot stuffing I made at Christmas; he said it was delicious with buttered new pots and braised leeks. I had a salad because my new-found enthusiasm for food manifested itself on my midriff!ReplyDelete
Hugs my friend, Mary x.
Oh, me too! The 2 stones I lost are slowly creeping back up again. I need to wear a hay fever mask and get out walking again!Delete